Modi in Oman: PM offers prayer at Shiva temple; visits Grand Mosque in Muscat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Oman on the last leg of his tour of three West Asian countries, will on Monday visited a 300-year old Shiva temple and also meet group of CEOs from Oman.
The Shiva mandir in Muscat is also known as Motishwar Mandir. Shri Shiva Temple is situated in Muscat near Sultan's Palace about 35kms from Seeb Airport. This temple was constructed by Merchant community from Gujarat settled in Muscat centuries back. The Shiva Temple was originally constructed 109 years back.
Oman: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Shiva temple in Muscat pic.twitter.com/Qnfl9f4Sk9— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2018
Modi will also hold a meeting with a group of CEOs from Oman. Ahead of his trip, Modi addressed Oman as close water bound nation, with which India shares cordial relations. He had said, "I would meet Oman's CEOs and would discuss with them about strengthening of financial relations with India".
Earlier, addressing the Indian diaspora at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Oman's capital, PM Modi said the ties of India and Oman have always remained strong despite the ups and downs in the political environment in both the countries.
More than nine million Indians work and live in the Gulf region. In Oman, they constitute the largest expatriate community.